Konrad Beyer

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Konrad Beyer

Konrad Beyer (born July 13, 1834 in Pommersfelden near Bamberg , † March 17, 1906 in Mainz ) was a German writer and poet. He also published under pseudonyms such as Konrad Byr or Conrad Beyer-Boppard.

Konrad Beyer studied philosophy and medicine in Leipzig and completed his studies with a doctorate. The title of his dissertation was: On the anatomical and physiological relationships of the vegetable cell . Since the winter of 1860/61 he was a member of the Leipzig University Choir of St. Pauli (now the German Choir ). In 1861 he married Klara Wagner and settled in Eisenach. In 1889, after the death of his wife, he moved to Stuttgart. In 1901 he went to Wiesbaden, where he died at the age of 70. Beyer rendered outstanding services to the work of Friedrich Rückert , he published the first work edition and biography of the poet. Beyer published works on German literary history and a poetics as well as a book Technik der Dichtkunst in which he explained the literary craft to aspiring poets. He was a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences and the Masonic Lodge Karl zum Rautenkranz in Hildburghausen.

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Individual evidence

  1. Complete directory of the Paulines from summer 1822 to summer 1938, Leipzig 1938, page 35
  2. Carl Spielmann: Beyers short biogram in: Fritz Abshoff: Bildende Geister , Oestergaard, Berlin Charlottenburg 1905, pp. 16-17
  3. Eugen Lennhoff / Oskar Posner: Internationales Freemaurerlexikon, Zurich a. a .: Amalthea 1932, Col. 174.

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